Shankar's newly announced Anniyan Remake runs into trouble - producer issues statement!
Ace director Shankar recently made a big announcement, revealing that he will be remaking his blockbuster hit film, Anniyan with Ranveer Singh. The news created a sensational buzz on social media. It was stated that the film will be produced by Jayantilal Gada under the banner of Pen Movies, adding that the movie will go on floors from the middle of 2022. However, things look quite problematic for director Shankar and the makers of the Hindi remake. Producer V Ravichandran of Aascar Films has sent a legal notice to director Shankar and producer Jayantilal Gada, claiming that he is the sole owner of Anniyan.
Ravichandran had produced Anniyan under his banner of Aascar Films and it looks like Shankar has made the announcement regarding the remake without acquiring the proper rights for the remake. For any remake film, the makers will acquire the remake rights from the producer of the original version and it looks like that has not been done for Anniyan.
Aascar Ravichandran's official letter to director Shankar read, "I am utterly shocked to know, that, you are likely to undertake the Direction of a Hindi film by adopting the story of the movie Anniyan. You are well aware of the fact that, I am the Producer of the said movie Anniyan. The entire story rights was purchased by me from the writer Sujatha (alias late Rangarajan) for which full payment was done by me to him and necessary records are also available. I am the whole and sole owner of the rights of the storyline. As such, any such adoption or remaking or copying the main plot of the said movie, without my permission, is totally illegal. Further I wish to remind you that after the not so successful film namely " BOYS " directed by you, you were under severe stress due to dented image.
Still I have provided you the opportunity to Direct the film Anniyan, after which you have regained the lost ground, only because of my support. It is a sorry state of affairs that you have conveniently forgotten the same and without even informing me, you have tried to reap the accolades of my successful movie "Anniyan" by associating yourself and adaptation of Hindi version of the same. I am sure you always maintain certain ethical values, hence I wonder how can you stoop to a low level by resorting to such unlawful acts. You are hereby advised to immediately stop proceeding any further on the same, due to the illegal copying of the story line for which the entire rights are held by me. Please note that a legal notice follows this letter,".
We will have to wait for a few more days to know what director Shankar has to say about this issue. Stay tuned.
#அந்நியன் இந்தி மொழி தழுவல் கதை ரைட்ஸ் விவகாரம். இயக்குனர் ஷங்கர், இந்தி பட தயாரிப்பாளர் ஜெயந்திலால்கடா ஆகியோருக்கு பட தயாரிப்பாளர் ஆஸ்கர் வி.ரவிசந்திரன் லீகல் நோட்டீஸ் அனுப்பியுள்ளார்! #Shankar #AnniyanHindiRemake pic.twitter.com/6b5D8rPApH— Galatta Media (@galattadotcom) April 15, 2021
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